Foods for healthier hair

 

Just like every other part of the human body, the health of your hair also depends on a balanced diet. It can take longer to notice changes in your hair than on your skin, however. The nutrients that you intake help fortify hair follicles. So the next time you think your junk food makes no difference, remember it affects your hair too!

Also read - How to maintain a healthy scalp

Walnuts

Walnuts

Walnuts are the only nuts that are rich in omega 3 fatty acids. They’re also rich in biotin and vitamin E, which helps protect your cells from DNA damage. Your hair rarely gets any shielding from the sun, and the nutrients in walnuts help to protect the hair from the sun’s harmful rays.

Salmon

Salmon

 

Omega 3 fatty acids! This underlining ingredient for healthy hair growth is present in large quantities in salmon as well. About 3% of your hair shaft is made up of this ingredient and your body cannot produce it by itself, hence its intake is crucial. Besides this, salmon also has a rich supply of vitamin D as well.

Eggs

hard-boiled-eggs

Eggs have been widely acclaimed for their immense health benefits. Sunday ho ya Monday, roz khao andey (Let it be Sunday or Monday, don’t forget to have eggs) is a common advertisement that we all can remember. There is a reason why the NECC has placed so much importance on having eggs. Besides the commercial gain they derive from it, eggs have been proven to increase overall health. A great source of protein, eggs are also loaded with four key minerals: zinc, selenium, sulphur, and iron. Iron is especially important because it helps cells carry oxygen to the hair follicles, and too little iron is a major cause of hair loss.

Spinach

Spinach

The iron, vitamin C, beta carotene and folate present in spinach is a great reason to have it, just like Popeye suggested. These ingredients help keep hair follicles healthy and scalp oils circulating.

Lentils

Lentils

Tiny that they are, they are a great source of protein, iron, zinc, and biotin. All these ingredients facilitate healthy hair growth.

A balanced diet helps you in more ways than one. Besides giving you good skin, they help in giving you good hair, nails and improve all your body processes. So the next time you feel a lack of motivation to stick to healthy foods, remember what it can do for you!

 

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